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It's mission: To promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports.
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VIDEO: Semi-automatic AR-15 is a ‘Weapon of War’? – #GUNVOTE

Fact is, the AR-15 is a semi-automatic civilian rifle and NOT a "Weapon of War." Arm yourself with the facts.

Conn. Is in Tough Fiscal Shape, but Gov. Malloy Always Has Time for Anti-Gun Politics

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy always seems to find the time to for gun control politics and gestures.

NSSF Statement Opposing S.Amdt.4814 (Collins Amendment)

Members of the firearms industry, like all Americans, do not want to see terrorists obtain firearms, especially from federally licensed firearms retailers. We condemn acts of terrorism wherever they occur, especially if they involve the misuse of firearm, and we extend sympathies to the victims of the Orlando terrorist attack. We appreciate the sincere and genuine effort by members of the U.S. Senate to try and pass legislation to address this important issue.

Stand up for Your Second Amendment Rights, Call Your U.S. Senators Today!

We need your voice! Call your Senators today at 202-224-3121 and urge them to oppose anti-gun amendments sponsored by Senators Feinstein, Schumer, Murphy and Booker.

NSSF Statement on “Under the Gun”

Journalists and filmmakers investigating what they see as shortcomings in laws are not absolved of their responsibility both to gain the requisite understanding of how those laws work and to abide by them. For that reason, based on statements made in a videotaped interview, we have to point out that it would appear that a […]

When Elitist Media Mislead

News personality Katie Couric’s documentary “Under the Gun” for the Epix channel has come under some withering fire for its creative editing of an interview.

By Impinging the First Amendment, Facebook Infringes on the Second Amendment

Facebook’s reported practice to diminish conservative opinions in its trending news section has been big news in recent days. But this type of bias is nothing new to the firearms industry.

NSSF Statement on Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Opinion In Teixeira v. Alameda County

NSSF has long maintained that the lawful commerce in firearms is protected by the Second Amendment, that the right to keep and bear arms includes the right to make, buy and sell them.

Sen. Chris Murphy on Guns: The Facts Are Not with Him

Last year, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy from Connecticut was “awarded” the highest number of “Pinocchios” from the Washington Post’s Fact Checker column for comments about gun violence in America. Murphy claimed that “Since Sandy Hook, there has been a school shooting, on average, every week,” and Fact Checker ranked the statement “as one of the […]

Hillary Clinton Wants to Eliminate Real American Jobs, Maybe Yours

Hillary Clinton has a list of industries she intends to wreck if elected president simply because she doesn’t like them.

NSSF Statement on White House ‘Smart Gun’ Initiative

Based on news reports and in anticipation of a federal report on so-called "smart gun" technology, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, as the trade association for the firearms industry, issues the following statement. While NSSF has yet to see the report, we would like to make our position clear on the issue.

Voters Do Not Support Lawsuits Against Firearms Manufacturers, Retailers for Gun Crime, Poll Finds

Seven of 10 American voters do not support allowing crime victims to sue firearm manufacturers and retailers, and instead back the defense that the PLCAA provides.

More Women are Buying Guns or “Who are You Going to Believe …”

After we finally stopped laughing at the headline and the prose that followed, we decided that a response was warranted to “The Myth of the Rise in Female Gun Ownership.”

State Lawmakers Forget State Law and Their Oaths of Office

Seven Arlington and Alexandria, Virginia state lawmakers apparently see nothing wrong with opportunistically trying to use their offices and collective influence to disrupt a legitimate business, NOVA Armory, a federally licensed retailer, set to open this month.

Hillary’s Drive-By Attack on Guns

Her claim that a 2005 law supported by Sanders gave gun manufacturers ‘immunity’ is pure fiction.

How Bad Are Guns? As Bad as Tobacco, According to the Violence Policy Center

Sugarmann is lead author of his organization’s latest propaganda exercise called “Start Them Young,” covered recently by the New York Times and which is an assault on the firearms industry, to be sure.

Soap Opera Stars Bloomberg vs. McAuliffe

There’s a new chapter in the ongoing soap opera starring Virginia’s Gov. Terry McAuliffe and ex- New York City mayor Bloomberg’s gun control groupies.

Sweepstakes & Contests — A Jackpot for Your Business or One of Potential Risk?

Running a sweepstakes or contest is not without its risks. Among these risks is that your promotion, which you may have spent months planning, is found to violate federal and/or state lottery laws.

Smart Guns, Dumb Survey

It’s clear that Bloomberg is getting a high rate of return out of his Public Health School investment. What’s not clear is why an academic journal would publish such an “editorial” with no effort to seek the truth.

NSSF President: State of the Industry in 2016 is ‘Alert’

A sell-out crowd attended last night’s annual State of the Industry Dinner. NSSF President Steve Sanetti took to the podium to speak about the challenges that lie ahead for the industry in 2016.